[aur-general] rb_libtorrent moved from community

Sebastian Nowicki xilonmu at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 23:44:29 EST 2008


I was just packaging btg in order to move it to community, but I
realised that rb_libtorrent is in unsupported. I looked at the details
page[1] and it appears pressh moved it from community. Was there any
reason for moving it back to unsupported?

There's also a small annoyance with the libtorrent and rb_libtorrent
packages - they conflict. The two packages provide different libraries,
but conflict due to having the same paths. There is a package in
unsupported called librtorrent [2] which resolves the issue. Since
libtorrent already exists in community, the package, along with
rs_rtorrent, should be either removed or the changes should be
implemented in libtorrent. There was also some discussion about this
conflict on the bbs [3], which provides more detail. It appears Debian
is having the same problem [4]. Their solution is to rename the packages
to libtorrent-rakshasa and libtorrent-rasterbar, which may be better
package names than rb_libtorrent and librtorrent.

I think it would be better if these packages wouldn't conflict, but
excessive renaming of packages is probably unnecessary.

[1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=14940
[2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details=1&ID=10572
[3] http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=234044#p234044
[4] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=402462

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